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Plant Based Nacho Plate

Who doesn't love nachos! It's one of my favourite recipes. It's super simple to make a nacho recipe into a vegan recipe, and even a healthy vegan recipe. 

The cheese sauce is made from cashews and get it's thick texture from tapioca flour, also known as tapioca starch. The "nachos" is thinly sliced potatoes for a healthier version. But feel free to use corn tortillas in this recipe. The beans have a little bit of a spice so the coconut yogurt fits so well into this recipe!

This recipe is a perfect sharing plate. Scroll down to try this yourself, you will not be disappointed!

plant based nachos

Plant Based Nacho Plate, 2 servings

Ingredients

For the potatoes

  • 400 grams yellow potatoes

For the cheese sauce

  • 1/4 cup cashews, soaked
  • 1/2 cup plant milk (I used soy milk)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric, ground

For the beans

  • 400 grams crushed tomatoes
  • 220 grams black beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the topping

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 cup coriander (cilantro)
  • 1/2 cup korn kernels
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/392F and boil the cashew nuts in water for 10 minutes
  2. Wash and thinly slice the potatoes, put the slices on a baking pan covered in parchment paper, let them bake for 15-20 minutes or until soft and brownish on the outside

  3. Make the cheese sauce by combining all of these ingredients in a blender (or use a handmixer), and blend until smooth

  4. Transfer the cheese sauce to a saucepan on medium heat

  5. Whisk the cheese sauce frequently until it thickens, don’t let it thicken too much (see video), set aside

  6. Don’t forget to check your potatoes!

  7. Now make the beans by combining all of those ingredients in a pan, let it simmer for 5 minutes, set aside

  8. When the potatoes and beans are done, it’s time to assemble!

  9. Place a layer of potato chips on one or two plates, then add an unevenly layer of beans, then the onion, korn, cilantro and lastly the cheese sauce and coconut yogrt!